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High School Mountain Bikers Converge at the Double Conference Championship Weekend at the Eagle Haymaker Classic Colorado League Conference Champions
Wondering what to gift the whisky lover in your life this holiday season? Surprise them by booking a whisky-themed cycling tour of Scotland’s highland country!
Hundreds of Riders Will Join Forces to Bike for Autism and Those With disAbilities on Saturday, November 3, 2018
Biking Across Multiple Borders - Freewheel Holidays’ Self-Guided Cycle Tours ,,,Mix ‘n’ Match Several Countries on One Itinerary
Macally Aluminum Bicycle Holder Mount with Adjustable Clamp Securely Grips Your Phone, Even In Rough Terrains
Clean Clothes Anywhere, Anytime!
Wash Clothes Faster - in 3-5 minutes per load - and wash them cleaner (no more dirty sinks), plus use less water (3-6L - 1.5 gal.) per load) with the Flexible Internal Washboard when you use the Scrubba Wash Bag. It's lightweight, features a waterproof fabic (Polyesther-Tru Lining); has a super grip backing; a valve for releasing air, a roll down clip, a transparent window, and an Ultra-Flexible Washboard.
There are just 6 easy steps to free laundry:
Fill bag, roll & clip, deflate, rub, rinse and dry!
For more information check web site www.TheScrubba.com.
It's perfect for campers, backpackers, hikers, boaters and kayakers, business and vacation traverlers, RVers, aid workers, climbers, cruisers - and anywhere you want to save money and wear fresh clothing.
Macally Aluminum Bicycle Holder Mount with Adjustable Clamp Securely Grips Your Phone, Even In Rough Terrains
The Macally BIKEMOUNT is an aluminum bike holder mount with a vice like grip to securely hold a smartphone on a bicycle handlebar frame. It allows users to enjoy the bike ride and smartphones without worrying about their phone falling off the handlebars. It’s an ideal way to use a phone with cycling apps such as GPS logs, route planning, audio encouragement and more.
The BIKEMOUNT is weatherproof, easily installed with allen wrench (included) and fits bicycle handlebars or bike frames for road & track bikes with a drop bar as well as mountain bikes with a flat bar. The mount is compatible with phones up to 6.25 inches tall and from 2.25 to 3.45 inches wide so it'll work large phones like iPhone 6, 7, 8 Plus. Using a heavy-duty protective case or battery case? No problem, the BIKEMOUNT’s clamp will accommodate devices with a depth of .63 inches.
Precision craftsmanship, innovative design of double sided opening mechanism to give maximum secure grip, Knob tightened clamp provides a vice like grip of your mobile device to prevent from dropping in the rough terrains. Mount clamp fits bicycle handlebar with a width from 0.88 to 1.25 inches. Adjustable grip fits iPhone/smartphone with or without a protection case between 2.25 to 3.42 inches. 360° rotation view.
Never retighten your BIKEMOUNT because it features a nylon lined clamp
Item# BIKEMOUNT, MSRP $69.99
On Sale: $29.99 (sale price w/ $5.00 off coupon applied, for a limited time)
For more information contact Macally.pr-optout.com/
When you outline the human form using Brilliant Reflective, the light reflecting back to a driver will be in the shape of a human. Studies show that drivers react more quickly when they know they're approaching a human rather than an unknown object. Brilliant Reflective is available in a variety of colors (black, blue, red and purple for fun customization) to blend with or accent your apparel and equipment. Made from 3M Scotchlite Reflective Material, it provides optimal visibility in low-light conditions. It's easy to iron-on and is permanent -- providing 30 square inches of high brightness color reflective. It's easy to adhere and comes in 12 strips per package. Place it onto your bike helmet, outdoor gear, safety boating vest, dog leash -- the applications for safety are endless!!
Great for bicyclists, runners, hikers, kayakers, etc., it is available at sporting goods stores, amazon.com, bike stores and more.
As eBikes transform into a "lifestyle product," smart aesthetics and attractive design play an increasingly important role. That’s why Bosch eBike Systems is setting the pace: for Model Year 2018, presenting the PowerTube 500, a battery which can be integrated into the frame of the bicycle. The PowerTube 500 combines modern design with first class Bosch technology for eBikers who prefer a clean and timeless look. New design dimension: PowerTube 500 combines style with efficiency
Bosch's new eBike battery can be integrated into the frame of an eBike, invisible from the outside. This considerably widens the range of options available to bike designers, manufacturers and end consumers. The PowerTube 500 combines style and practicality, offering the power of an eBike with an aesthetic that more closely resembles a traditional bicycle.
The PowerTube 500 can be built into different types of frames, and is therefore suitable for a wide range of cycles from city bikes and roadsters to eMountain bikes. The battery can be removed from the top, bottom or side. A two-stage mechanism ensures complete safety and easy handling when the battery is being inserted or removed: when unlocked, the battery clicks out of the frame by less than an inch and can easily be handled. A safety device prevents the battery from falling out. The battery is also optimally protected by the frame. Alternatively, the PowerTube 500 can be charged directly on the bike. The recesses on the upper side can be used for a bottle holder or for design trims. The surface of the PowerTube 500 stands out with a high-grade anodized aluminum in black.
Maximum compatibility with Bosch product lines
The integrated battery has a capacity of approximately 500 watt hours (Wh); it measures just 13.7” x 3.3” x 2.6” inches and weighs only around 6.2 lbs. The PowerTube 500 has an impressive power density and is one of the lightest batteries currently on the market. The new lithium-ion battery is also available in combination with DualBattery: if it is installed horizontally by the manufacturer, the lower tube can be used for an additional frame battery or a bottle holder, for example. The PowerTube 500 is compatible with all of Bosch eBike Systems' product lines.
PowerTube 500 will be available for demo at Bosch’s Sea Otter Booth #702 on April 19th 22nd from the following brands: Bulls, Gazelle, Haibike, Mondraker, Raleigh Electric and Riese & Mül
About Bosch eBike Systems
A new generation of bikes is taking town and country by storm and is already a part of everyday life. eBikes are a modern means of transport for modern people: people in a hurry and people who prefer to take it easy, the fit and the comfort lovers, commuters and pleasure cyclists and, of course, young and old. The tailwind of technology-leading eBikes made by what are already more than 70 leading brands in Europe is powered by components that Bosch is developing to perfection. The Bosch portfolio ranges from the highly efficient drive unit (motor and gearbox) and high-quality batteries to a smart on-board and cycle computer that can be used intuitively. Perfect coordination of components holds the key to typical Bosch performance in terms of both comfort and efficiency.
Like other Bosch products, the eBike systems benefit from the Bosch Group’s technology and production know-how. From conception and engineering to manufacturing, marketing and after-sales service, Bosch eBike Systems constantly set new standards for the eBike industry. The Bosch Group’s experience in the areas of electric motors, sensor technology, displays and lithium-ion batteries ensures that Bosch eBike systems use technology that is invented for life and that eBike users have their fun.
For more information please visit www.bosch-ebike.com
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 400,500 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2017). According to preliminary figures, the company generated sales of 78 billion euros in 2017. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT company, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility, and connected industry. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to create solutions for a connected life, and to improve quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 125 locations across the globe, Bosch employs 62,500 associates in research and development.
Additional information is available online at twitter.com/BoschPresse.
This bike pouch is perfect for all types of commuters and serious cyclists alike. The clear tech pouch allows you to view and use your smartphone, while the dual adjustable straps on the back make it easy to put on and take off.
Offered by NOD Products, it costs only $5.25. For details, contact NOD at web site nodproducts.com.
If you're tired of blurred vision or stinging eyes from sweat, Wicks has come up with a strip that keeps the sweat from your eyes that can be used in archery, while riding a bike, gardening chores, kayaking or, performing any sports activity or while working. They are great for any physically demanding activity where “Sweat Free Vision” is a must. When sweat drips into your eyes or onto your glasses it blurs your vision and stings your eyes.
After trying to wipe my eyes one crash too many, while mountain biking, the inventor - Joseph Vanderwoort -I thought there had to be a better way to keep sweat out of his eyes and s came up with WICKS. Standard Helmet Pads and Head/Sweat Bands just aren’t as effective, functional and simple as Wicks are.
THE SWEAT DOESN'T STOP, BUT YOU CAN KEEP THE SWEAT OUT OF YOUR EYES WITH WICKS!
Wicks comes in 10 pair backs for $7.99 and in an assortment of colors. For more information, please check web site http://www.eyewicks.com.
Get a warmer, longer ride with Seirus' Heatwave tech, which utilizes a dual kinetic and reflective heat system that breaks down escaping vapor to amplify temperatures 4-5°F while a reflective printed layer radiates 20% additional heat back to the body.
Dynamax Skull Heatwave Band Skull liner with Heatwave inner. Warm, wicking and fits easily under a helmet. $26.99
Heatwave Sock Outfitted with Heatwave tech and featuring flat seam construction designed to deliver comfort and warmth. $34.99
SoundtouchXtreme All Weather Glove Form-fit, flece-lined and waterproof, these gloves offer protection from the elements without limiting dexterity. Touchscreen capable. $54.99
Snowdana Flece-lined badana made from wicking, breathable 4-way stretch polyester. Elasticity makes for easy on-off transitions. $19.99 (Multiple print options)
For added core warmth, these mid-layers from Dare2b are quick-drying and beyond comfortable with an inner zip and chin guard for additional protection.
Women’s Outlay Core Stretch $70
Men’s Totality Core Stretch $70
Next generation all-in-one bicycle light system - especially important in view of the rise of bicycle related deaths involving motor vehicles nationwide. Over 900 bicyclists were killed in the US in 2013 (16% increase from 2012) and there were an estimated 494,000 emergency department visits due to bicycle-related injuries. More than 70% of these accidents happen in roundabouts and crossroads, where visual interaction between cyclists and cars is critical. Velohub, a startup that’s building products to improve safety for urban cyclists, has introduced the world's first all-in-one bike light warning system called Blinkers. The system includes detachable magnetic LED lights with headlights, tail lights, turn indicators, brake lights, a 100 lumen tail light laser unit, and a handlebar-mounted RF controller.
With the press of a left or right hand switch on the controller, a strip of LEDs above each of the lights illuminates sequentially to indicate the direction in which the cyclist is turning. The dual laser lane markers are activated by pressing a button in the center of the remote, while an accelerometer and gyroscope cause the brake light to come on automatically when the bike decelerates. Blinkers is being offered exclusively on Kickstarter for $110 (€99)
-- Laser perimeter: Two laser beams are projected to the ground, creating a safety perimeter around the bicycle. Therefore, other cars know what area they need to respect to keep the cyclist safe, when riding under poor light conditions (night, bad weather). They can be activated and deactivated with the remote control so you can optimize the battery usage.
Smart lights: The Blinkers are automatically activated once you attach them to the mounts of your bicycle. They also have a light sensor which measures the ambient brightness. You can set your Blinkers on the 'smart light mode', so that the intensity of the front head light and the rear position light varies in order to ensure maximum visibility. By using this mode, you can also optimize the battery usage.
Control pad: All functionalities are controlled from the handlebar by an ergonomic remote, easily reachable with the thumb. The middle button activates the laser. Additionally, when Blinkers are running out of battery, a light on the control pad switches on to warn you.
Rechargeable battery: Blinkers includes a rechargeable battery, which can be charged with a micro USB cable. The current prototypes are using 1600mAh Li-ion batteries, which translated into usage hour means that if you use the Blinkers for 1h a day, you only have to recharge them once every week. If you want to know how much battery is left in your Blinker, you just have to turn it on and it will show on the LED screen for about 2 seconds. Otherwise, you can just plug in the micro USB cable.
Water resistant: The Blinkers are fully water resistant, so you can perfectly use them when it's raining.
Blinkers helps cyclists be seen, understood and expected by drivers in every situation and from every angle.
Remove the mystery and frustration associated with home bicycle maintenance. OTTO has developed OTTO Tuning system 2.0, the industry’s first voice-guided iPhone vision tool and app which checks and guides adjustments of the rear derailleur in under 60 seconds. Designed with feedback from professional cyclists and mechanics, OTTO’s ease of use and step by step voice guided instructions make checking your shifting simple and painless. Cyclists and outdoor enthusiasts can both take advantage of the intuitive and precise instruction which quickly gets you back in the saddle, or gives your local bike shop details on the exact issue. The OTTO Tuning System 2.0 takes out the guesswork and offers quantitative information to help ensure your bike is always dialed with professional precision.
MSRP: 39.99 For Hardware, plus associated In App Purchases for tuning.
Use of OTTO Tuning System 2.0:
Based upon feedback from the beta version, OTTO 2.0 now gives users two ways to utilize its technology: CHECK and TUNE.
Download the voice-guided iPhone vision app itunes.apple.com/us/app/otto-tuning-system/id940271370, and order OTTO Tuning System gauges via the OTTO website or through a retailer. Follow the voice guided step by step instructions in the app, calibrating the gauges with the front facing camera on your iPhone. With properly installed hardware, OTTO will now walk you through rear derailleur alignment giving you an alignment score and getting you back to perfect shifting.
Watch the instructional set-up video www.youtube.com/watch
To view OTTO in action, visit the demo reel www.youtube.com/watch
Where to Purchase OTTO
The OTTO Tuning System is available at ottodesignworks.com and through a variety of national online distributors, as well as many IBD locations. The associated app can be downloaded via the Apple iTunes Store for free. Selected in-app features, such as tuning, are not an auto-renew subscription service, but rather require a one time in-app purchases for $3.99 a week, $11.99 for 90 days, or $26.99 for annual service.
Founded by bicycle lovers, innovators and service heroes, the OTTO DesignWorks team has a simple mission to create and deliver smart products for cycling and outdoor markets. Based in Portland, Oregon, OTTO DesignWorks combines technology with a passion for cycling, designing clever solutions to unmet needs in the cycling industry.
Stay in the zone while shredding the trails with Platy’s newly updated hydration packs. The Seattle-based brand redesigned its Duthie all-mountain hydration packs, Tokul cross-country hydration packs, and women’s-specific Siouxon and B-Line collection for 2016 to fit everything you need comfortably and efficiently on your back.
Stay geared up and hydrated all day with ample internal storage, external carry options for body armor and full-face helmets (and beers, of course), and the low-profile 3.0L BigZip LP Reservoir that comes standard with each pack.
Duthie A.M. 15.0 - $149.95 (10.0 - $139.95)
Platy’s biggest hydration pack, the new Duthie A.M. 15.0 (also available in a 10.0L size) is built for full days on the mountain. Cavernous gear capacity, smart organizational options, and a carrying system for a full-face helmet and pads ensures your stuff is secure, while the new FloatAir back panel keeps you cool as you rail down the mountain.
B-Line 8.0 - $109.95
If hammering mile after mile of cross country singletrack is your jam, the low-profile, lightweight, and newly redesigned B-Line 8.0 is your ticket to the ride. It boasts enough space for your all-day riding essentials and is tailored specifically for women for an optimum fit. The new RidgeAir back panel ensures plenty of airflow for cool-riding comfort.
Tokul X.C. 5.0 - $89.95 (8.0 - $99.95)
The ultimate in versatility, the redesigned Tokul X.C. 8.0 pack boasts a combination of capacity, intuitive storage, a low-profile silhouette, and the new, airy RidgeAir back panel for quick, comfortable riding over miles and miles of trail.
Siouxon 10.0 - $89.95
Made for ripping all-mountain trails all day long, the newly redesigned Siouxon (Sue-sonn) 10.0 hydration pack offers a stable, tailored fit, plenty of space to organize your riding essentials, and boasts the new, airy FloatAir back panel to keep you cool all day long.
ABOUT PLATYPUS: Seattle-based Cascade Designs, Inc. has been the market leader in innovative flexible and modular hydration products for over a decade, designing easy-to-use, taste-free products for optimum performance under the Platypus brand. Unmatched versatility, quality and performance define the Platypus brand collection of BPA- and phthalate-free bottles, hands-free hydration systems, water carriers, insulators, accessories and a pump-free, fast-flow gravity water filter system compatible with Platypus hydration components. The majority of Platypus products are made in the Seattle, U.S.A. and Cork, Ireland manufacturing facilities. For more information on Platypus products, visit www.platy.com.
No matter where you're going or what you're doing, pack up one or more of Trekking's Extreme Ultralite Backpacking & Travel Towels. It's great whether you're sweating or drying off -- and especially useful if you're involved in archery, boating, fishing, picniking, camping, hiking, shooting and more.
I tried the large 58” x 34” towel that weighs under 6 oz and packs into very small spaces. It’s large enough to wear as a sarong or wrap, and perfect for swimming or bathing! It makes an instant shawl for sun protection, and a wonderful travel blanket for the plane, car or train. I even tried it to cover my legs while paddling my kayak! For the serious backpacker, the 3 oz. half-size 34” x 28” towel is just right. Either size dries so fast, you won’t think you even had it wet.
For traveling minimalists, there’s an even smaller version weighing about 1.3 oz and about 19" square. Use it as a towel, neckerchief or headgear.
The Extreme Ultralite Backpacking & Travel Towel dries faster than any other towel on the market. Unlike microfiber towels that can take time to dry, the Extreme Ultralite Backpacking & Travel Towel dries quickly and is ready to use again in no time!
These towels offer superior odor resistance due to their Silver antimicrobial technology, so no need to worry about funky odors that come from bacteria. The Extreme Ultralite Backpacking & Travel Towel will stay clean and fresher between washings!
Both beautiful and functional, the Extreme Ultralite Backpacking & Travel Towel comes in vibrant patterns and colors that won’t fade. These towels range from $14.95 to $59.95.
For more information, please visit www.discoverytrekking.com or contact Chicblvd Inc 2, 820 Los Vallecitos Ste A-C, San Marcos, CA 92069 United States
SCS Magnum is a Pry-Bar and Bolt-Cutter Resistant Bike Carrier That Secures Bikes With Ease and Flexibility
According to the company, the world’s first truly anti-theft bike carrier, SCS Magnum, launched a crowdfunding campaign on December 3, 2015, on Indiegogo in hopes of raising $90,000 for production of the bike rack. Magnum is a hitch- mounted two, three or four-bike carrier designed for car, SUV, truck or RV use.
Unlike other bike carriers on the market, Magnum is virtually theft-proof. It protects against bike theft with a solid steel integrated security bar that is bolt-cutter resistant and pry-bar proof. The one-piece, hingeless structure also eliminates any other possible avenues for would-be thieves such as dismantling the carrier itself or cutting at a weaker, hinged area. Instead of fumbling with cable or chain locking security systems that thieves can cut right through, one simple movement slides the steel security bar into place, locking up to four bikes on the carrier.
It was after personally having three bicycles stolen from bike racks on his car that Johnson decided it was time to create a better method for securing his bikes. When he learned that more than 800,000 bicycles are stolen in the U.S. every year, he realized that a larger crowd could also benefit from his invention.
“Anyone who transports bikes frequently knows the pain of making sure they are secure,” Magnum creator Neil Johnson said. “Whether a bike is worth $200 or $2,000, no one wants to have to constantly park their car in places where they can watch the bikes or worry about their favorite bicycles being stolen right off their car.”
For more information about SCS Magnum, or to buy a bike carrier, please visit the campaign page at http://bit.ly/MagnumIndie.
ABOUT SCS RACKS
SCS Racks was founded by Washington native Neil Johnson. Combining traditional common sense with state of the art metal fabrication, the original and highly successful prototype model was named the “BoneLocker.” The BoneLocker was the first product built by SCS and became the blueprint for the advanced SCS Magnum. All SCS carriers are built with local craftsmanship and unmatched quality locally in Spokane, Washington. The company’s philosophy is quality over profit, and every product is guaranteed against manufacturer defects for one year. Learn more at www.scsrack.com.
Wojo Wallet is the perfect stocking stuffer for the active person on your gift list this year! -- Or for yourself when bicycling or for a friend who bikes with you!
For someone living an active lifestyle, there is nothing worse than being anchored to a wallet that doesn’t fit in any of your pockets! When you want to run, hike, bike, or swim, the last thing you want to think about is, “Where in the world am I going to stash my wallet?” At the beach, you may pile it under your towel and hope it’s there when you get out, and on the trails you could be forced to carry a bag to hold your cumbersome belongings, when what you really wanted was a little more freedom. These worries are now a thing of the past thanks to Wojo Wallet, the world’s most transportable and versatile wallet for the active and adventurous.
Wojo Wallet is extremely versatile and can go anywhere you doeven in the pool or the ocean! Wojo Wallet can float while holding up to six credit cards and cash, making it easy to keep track of when swimming or surfing. No matter where you are headed, with Wojo Wallet at your side, you can be active without the extra hindrance! Wojo Wallet is made from easy to clean silicone and neoprene, so you never have to worry about it getting grungy while you work out. Wojo Wallet easily follows you from day to night, and is the only wallet you need when heading out for an evening on the town. Slip your ID, cards, and some cash into your Wojo and know that your items will be safely stowed in your pocket or a small clutch, without all the bulk of a big wallet or having to carry a large bag!
Wojo Wallet makes the perfect stocking stuffer for the adventurer or fitness lover in your life. Preload the Wojo Wallet with a gift card to their favorite sporting goods store for an extra special gift that is sure to be a hit this season! Wojo Wallet is available in four trendy colors, so there is a Wojo for everyone! And, at only $12.95 each, you can get one for every person on your shopping list! Wojo Wallet is sleek and sporty, making it the perfect unisex wallet that is useful for every active lifestyle!
Created by Teri Thomas and Robert W. Bass, their online store opened in 2012, and their mission is to provide customers with unique, lifestyle-enhancing products. Wojo Wallet is the perfect companion for those with active lifestyles, and provides a safe and easy way to carry essentials without the bulk of a traditional wallet.
For additional information, please visit www.wojowallet.com.
AIR FORCE CYCLING
The Air Force Association (AFA) is a non-profit, independent, professional military and aerospace education association promoting understanding of aerospace power and the pivotal role it plays in the security of the nation. AFA publishes Air Force Magazine, conducts national symposia and disseminates information through various outreach programs. It sponsors professional development seminars and recognizes excellence in the education and aerospace fields through national awards programs.
A unit of The Boeing Company, Defense, Space & Security is one of the world's largest defense, space and security businesses specializing in innovative and capabilities-driven customer solutions, and the world’s largest and most versatile manufacturer of military aircraft. Headquartered in St. Louis, Defense, Space & Security is a $31 billion business with 53,000 employees worldwide. Follow on Twitter@BoeingDefense.
International Mountain Biking Association(IMBA)
On February 18, 2016, the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) announced its 2016 advocacy position on its strategies regarding bike access and federally managed Wilderness were discussed in detail. Mike Van Abel, IMBA’s President and Executive Director stated, “After thoughtful deliberation and careful consideration, including conversations with many partners and stakeholders, IMBA’s board reasserted its longstanding commitment and approach to enhancing trail access for mountain bikers.”
The organization’s 2016 advocacy position is based on three key points:
Regarding future Wilderness proposals, IMBA believes it is unacceptable to lose access to trails currently enjoyed by people riding mountain bikes.
IMBA will investigate and pursue legislation that realigns existing Wilderness boundaries to re-open trails to people riding mountain bikes.
IMBA will not seek to amend the Wilderness Act of 1964
As an example of the organization’s strong commitment to increasing bike access, Van Abel pointed out that IMBA is actively considering the possibility of taking legal action in the Bitterroot National Forest in Montana and Idaho. Should IMBA determine there is precedence for legal action, it will ask the court whether the U.S. Forest Service properly applied the National Environmental Policy Act in its determination that bikes would diminish the wilderness character of a landscape.
In regards to existing Wilderness, IMBA will pursue legislation to redraw Wilderness boundaries that would open access to select trails and trail connections for mountain biking. This includes trails that government agencies have closed to bicycles without sufficient analysis and empirical evidence of adverse impacts. This legislative effort will be pursued where IMBA has strong grassroots chapters that represent local constituents. “IMBA will be strategic in directing resources toward land challenges that have the opportunity to be the most successful,” said Van Abel.
The International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit educational association. Its mission is to create, enhance and preserve great mountain biking experiences. Since 1988, IMBA has been bringing out the best in mountain biking by encouraging low-impact riding, volunteer trail work participation, cooperation among different trail user groups, grassroots advocacy and innovative trail management solutions. IMBA's staff, chapters, partners and members work to benefit the entire mountain bike community. Learn more at IMBA.com.
NATIONAL INTERSCHOLASTIC CYCLING ASSOCIATION (NICA)
The League is one of 15 teams in the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) and was the largest with 877 student-athletes in 2014. It consists of 54 teams representing 89 high schools throughout Utah.
The Scott Sports home office was relocated to Salt Lake City from Sun Valley, Idaho in September 2013. Since then, the company has established its identity on the Wasatch front as a committed supporter of local events and riders. In addition to supporting the Utah High School Cycling League, Scott sponsors events like the Tour of Utah, the Park City Point to Point, and the Scott Enduro Cup.
For more information about Scott Sports, go to www.scott-sports.com, and for information about the Utah High School Cycling League, visit www.utahmtb.org.
About SCOTT Sports
Since 1958 SCOTT Sports has pushed the limits of innovation, technology and design. From the first aluminum ski pole, to the introduction of aero bars and the original plastic motocross boot, we have led the way in the sports industry. Combining endless determination to improve with the methodical intricacy put into each bike-, wintersports-, moto- and running product, SCOTT prepares athletes to reach their highest potential. Learn more at www.scott-sports.com.
About The Utah High School Cycling League
Founded in 2011, the Utah High School Cycling League is one of 15 leagues in the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA). Following NICA's core principles of developing strong body, strong mind and strong character through efforts on a mountain bike, and with the mantra of "Everyone rides," the Utah League has grown from 29 teams with 325 student-athletes when founded, to 54 teams and 877 athletes representing 89 high schools throughout Utah. Utah League was the largest league in NICA in 2014. It organizes 5 races each season, and provides training and education for coaches and volunteers, and produces an annual coaches training, fundraising events and rider camps and skills clinics. For more information about the Utah League and how to join or form a team, go to www.utahmtb.org.
The Utah League is generously supported by Scott Sports, Arches Health Plan, Bikes for Kids, Jerry Seiner Dealerships, Destination Homes, Enve, Soar Communications, Zions Bank, Energy Solutions, Utah National Guard, Intermountain Sports Medicine, Stewart Title, and First National Bank.
About The National Interscholastic Cycling Association
Founded in 2009 as a 501(c)3 non-profit, the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) develops high school mountain biking programs for student-athletes and coaches across the United States. NICA provides leadership, services and governance for local leagues to produce quality mountain bike events, and supports every student-athlete in the development of strong body, strong mind and strong character through their efforts on the bike. As of summer 2014, NICA is supporting over 1400 coaches and 4200 student-athletes from over 350 high schools in thirteen separate leagues.
USA Cycling (USAC)
USA Cycling (USAC) has historically been an organization representing elite cyclists, leaving strong contingency of enthusiasts under-represented…until now. To engage and to encourage novice riders, weekend warriors, and non-competitors, USAC has introduced RIDE, an affordable membership with a host of benefits.
For just $50/years members receive the following:
· 24-hour roadside assistance, including flat-tire assistance and a free lift home within 20 miles of the incident.
· $25k in supplement insurance for accidents during races of all kinds
· legal assistance for cycling issues
In addition, RIDE memberships contribute to safety advocacy and development programs.
Whether a semi-professional or an outdoor junky who likes to jump on their bike from time-to-time, the membership offers freedom and support from the foremost experts in the industry. Ride is ideal for college kids heading back-to-school and everyone on the holiday list.